Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald while traveling in a convertible in a motorcade in Dallas. Two days later, the Bears were set to face the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle opted not to cancel the slate of NFL games, a decision he later regretted. The Bears ultimately saved their season with a 17-17 tie against the Steelers after a superhuman effort by tight end Mike Ditka set up the game-tying field goal.
The story of the assassination as it relates to the Bears is being told this weekend on "Inside the Bears," which will air on FOX Chicago at 9:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 11:05 p.m. Sunday as well as on My50 Chicago at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The piece includes interviews with members of the 1963 Bears, including Johnny Morris, Ed O'Bradovich, Ronnie Bull, Bob Wetoska and Roosevelt Taylor.